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preside over (someone or something)

To supervise and have authority over someone or something; to control how someone or something operates. The head of the department will preside over the faculty meeting. It just felt like our relationship with Mike fell apart after he got that promotion and began presiding over our team.
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preside at something

to manage or act as chair at a meeting or a ceremony. The mayor presided at the meeting, assuring that the speeches would be very short. She presided at the ceremony.
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preside over something

to be in control of the order and procedures of a meeting or ceremony. The vice president will have to preside over the next meeting. I will be glad to preside over the discussion.
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preside over

v.
To have or exercise authority over something or someone; be in charge of something or someone: The vice president presided over the committee meeting because the president was absent.
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While focusing on the mediatory and neutral nature of a Speaker's role, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq termed 'mediation' as a natural skill of any Presiding Officer.
The Committee has concluded its investigation and has handed its report to the Presiding Officers for their consideration.
He is the grandson of former SC justice Alex Reyes, and son of former CA presiding justice Andres Reyes Sr.
In busy polling stations, the presiding officer might have a deputy presiding officer assisting them or a senior presiding officer overseeing their work.
She said : "I understand the UK Government wished to ensure the first female Presiding Officer was recognised in the Honours list.
In its report, the Board says: "Just as the First Minister is the head of the executive arm of government, so the Presiding Officer is the leader of the parliamentary arm.
Mrs Morgan has forwarded the complaint on to the presiding officer.
The Senate parliamentarian is seated at the rostrum below the presiding member's desk, whereas the House parliamentarian sits near the right hand of the presiding member.
Robert Ghanem Presiding over Justice and Public Administration Commission Hearing.
Police lodged an FIR at the Model Town police station, Gujranwala city, under sections 171-C, 471, 379, 420, and 468 of the PPC and has arrested the presiding officer of polling station no 55, Prof Iqbal Cheema, a lecturer at the Islamia College Gujranwala, and a clerk, Younas.
Mangones has served as presiding justice at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene.
215 (b)(10) to provide that chief judges not assign a judge to preside over a capital case in which the state is seeking the death penalty, or collateral proceedings brought by a death row inmate, until that judge has become qualified to do so by presiding a minimum of six months in a felony criminal division or in a division that includes felony criminal cases, and successfully attending the "Handling Capital Cases" course offered through the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
WELSH Assembly presiding officer Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas was in Belfast yesterday to meet his counterparts from the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.
A midlevel court of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has overturned a lower court ruling and ruled 6-2 that a lesbian minister should be rebuked for presiding at a same-sex wedding.
The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and a group of bishops announced in early December a proposal that would result in the appointment of a "primatial vicar" for those dioceses that feel they cannot accept her leadership.